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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

How to Drive Safely in Tropical Countries?

Being in tropical country, a feeling of rejoice and regeneration comes with it combined. Besides great warm weather, the rain becomes a hurdle for the car and the drivers. So, not being monsoon- proofed can be troublesome for you and your family.

Here are some of the tips on how to enjoy their rain completely along with the safe car drive:

Checking the Car:

1. Get started with the basics and then check the general condition of your car and keep on checking the condition of your tyre, brakes, and wipers and replace them if you have any doubt.

2. After that make sure that your tyres have enough tread left as the quality of tyres, they should not be over or under inflated so it would be advisable to trust to your carmaker’s judgement.

3. Then check whether your headlight beams are focussed optimally especially the parking lights.

4. After that, come to the foot pedals because most of the times the run covers worn out or they are completely missing so, its mandatory to replace/change them.

5. Most of the cars have their drain hole plug missing which results into water seeping into the passenger compartment even if it is not raining severely.

On the Road

1. Well, it is seen that the first rains make road surfaces more slippery than waterlogged roads and, cement surfaces tend to be more slippery than tar roads which can cause skidding of the vehicle in such a situation, can be treacherous and dangerous.

2. Drive in lower gear than you would normally do so that you can ensure more control and adhesion with the surface.

3. And maintain the distance between you and the car in the front because braking distances are expanded in wet surfaces.

4. If there is fog or mist then, avoid the temptation to select the high beam in the rains as the increasing visibility leads to increase the glare especially the oncoming traffic.

Source: Automobileindia

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